Detailed information


Work location : Kanto district - Kanagawa

Research field : Manufacturing Technology - Mechanics of materials and materials / Manufacturing Technology - Machine elements and tribology / Life Science - Biomaterials / Life Science - Medical systems

Date of publication : 2023/08/10

End date of accepting applications : 2023/10/08

Date of update : 2023/08/09

Job Posting for Associate Professor (Devices and materials for medical engineering)


National university

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Associate Professor : Regular employee / Tenured / Non-tenure track / Probationary period present

Job description

  • Background of the recruitment and description of the project

    [Devices and materials for medical engineering]
    Mechanical engineering for medical applications, especially device creation, and materials science dealing with surface and interface phenomena.

  • Work content and job description

    The successful candidate will be required to research the area mentioned above.
    The successful candidate will have responsibility for a part of the organizing role of the research laboratory.
    The successful candidate will be required to teach and supervise graduate and undergraduate students in the Mechanical Engineering or Human-centered Science and Biomedical Engineering courses at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

  • Assigned department

    Existing departments

    Laboratory for Materials and Structures, and Future Interdisciplinary Research of Science and Technology, Institute of Innovative Research

Job type

  • Associate Professor

Research field

  • Manufacturing Technology - Mechanics of materials and materials
  • Manufacturing Technology - Machine elements and tribology
  • Life Science - Biomaterials
  • Life Science - Medical systems


  • Annual Salary : 7 million yen ~ 8 million yen

    JPY 7,500,000 (JPY 7,000,000 - 8,600,000)

Working hours

  • Working hours :08:30-17:15

Application requirements


  • Education and Degree Requirements

    Ph.D. / Doctor

Employment Type

  • Regular employee

Contract period

  • Tenured - Non-tenure track

    The Institute has mandatory retirement, requiring employees to retire at age 65.

    Probationary period present

    Probationary Period, 6 months

Work location

  • 226-8503 Kanagawa 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503, Japan


  • Insurance

    Employees' Health Insurance : available

    Employees' Pension Insurance : available

    Worker's accident insurance : available

    Employment insurance : available

  • Measures for preventing passive smoking at the workplace

    Smoking is prohibited on campus (excluding designated outdoor smoking areas)

Application Considerations

Number of hired

1 person(s)

Hiring date : 2024/04/01

Starting date : 2024/04/01

Application period

2023/08/10~2023/10/08 Deadline for receipt

Application method

  • Application documents (specified forms)

    • R5-76Mechanics_Assoc_Prof_E.pdf
  • Attached documents

    Application Form : Online Submission
    1.Curriculum vitae including professional and educational history (from high school onward), photo, field of research, degrees, awards, and email address.
    Achievements and Activities : Online Submission
    List of accomplishments, sorted into the following categories:
    a.Refereed journal papers
    b.Refereed and non-refereed conference proceedings
    e.Patents, etc.
    For lectures, state if it was a keynote or invited lecture.

    Other online application forms
    For item a., choose five important papers, and indicate the number of citations and the name of database used (Google Scholar Citations, Web of Science, or Inspire etc.). Show the h-index.
    _ Up to five copies of the major publications (in pdf format)
    _ Acquired research grants and external funds since April 2018. Include names of the funds, project titles, amounts, periods of research, and allocated amounts (if not the principal researcher)
    _ Research statement with a summary of research accomplishments and details of the future direction and plan for the applicant’s work (free form, two A4 pages)
    _ Teaching experience and accomplishments (free form, one page).
    _ Social activities such as those as a member of international and academic committees
    _ Two references with names, affiliations, and contact details
    _ Filled Excel file: format can be downloaded at

  • Return of application documents

    We will dispose of all application documents responsibly.

  • * Out of application period.

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Selection / Notification of result

  • Selection

    Selection will be based on a comprehensive review of applications and interviews.
    Selected applicants may be asked to have an on-campus interview and give a presentation.
    Please note that travel expenses for attending in-person interviews will not be reimbursed.

  • Notification of result

    Result will be notified via email.

Contact details

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Institute of Innovative Research

Kentaro Nakamura